The NBA has fined New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis $50,000 because of his agent’s comments that Davis won’t sign an extension and wants to be traded.
The league office said in a written statement released Tuesday evening that Davis has violated a collectively-bargained rule prohibiting players or their representatives from making public trade demands.
Anthony Davis is under contract with New Orleans through the end of the 2019-20 season.
He was drafted by the Pelicans with the first overall pick in 2012 and has been named an All-Star the previous five seasons.
He has averaged 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game this season, but has missed the past four games with a sprained left index finger while the Pelicans have fallen to 22-28 heading into Tuesday night’s game at Houston.